French department store Printemps will expand internationally with new stores in Doha, Qatar, and Milan set to open in 2021. The company will roll out its own branded luxury e-commerce platform in 2020 and buy Made in Design, an online home goods retailer.
With nearly 50 million deliveries, online grocery service Peapod has mastered the use of personalised marketing and data. Co-founder Thomas Parkinson and Chief Marketing Officer Carrie Bienkowski will talk about marketing technology, why it's critical and why it's hard to do well at the NRF NXT conference in Las Vegas in July. Register now.
The public-private Reducing Embodied-Energy and Decreasing Emissions Institute has awarded two grants to projects researching methods of recycling electronic waste. One project will use leaching processes to recover materials, and the other project will use solvents to recover metals.
The /e/ Foundation will offer refurbished Galaxy phones with an installed program called /e/ OS that removes all Google services.
Corporations, nonprofits and associations are getting more involved in the US recycling market, according to this analysis. Material quality needs to be improved, as well as infrastructure for sorting and processing, to meet the demand for high-quality recycled materials.
AMP Robotics has developed a recycling robot called the AMP Cortex system, which can identify and sort 160 recyclables in a minute. The system is guided by the company's Neuron artificial intelligence platform and will be installed in multiple Electronic Recyclers International facilities by the end of the year.
Walmart is partnering with LeBron James to support the charity Feeding America. The basketball star has chosen favorite items like peanut butter, iced tea and pasta that shoppers can buy to generate a meal donation from Walmart.
Fashion retailer H&M has debuted a new, two-tier loyalty program with expanded rewards for its biggest-spending customers. Perks will include discounted blowouts at Drybar, invitation-only events and free-shipping offers.
Calvin Klein has launched a social spot as part of its "#MyCalvins" push, which features supermodel Bella Hadid kissing computer-generated influencer Lil Miquela. "Life is about opening doors, creating new dreams you never knew could exist," Hadid says in the video's voiceover.
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